Study Guide

Daughter of Smoke & Bone Chapter 7

By Laini Taylor

Chapter 7

Black Handprints

  1. Check this out: black handprints are appearing on doors all over the world.
  2. And there are some strange stories circulating about the people who were witnessed making these black handprints.
  3. Some people say the culprit is a man with a mismatched shadow. Others say it's a woman who fled the scene by flying away.
  4. In Delhi, a nun watches a man fly away, and feathers float down from the sky.
  5. She catches one, "but unlike a raindrop it burned, and left the perfect outline of a feather seareed into her flesh" (7.8).
  6. She thinks it was an angel. "She was not exactly wrong" (7.10).
  7. The plot thickens with all kinds of magical stuff…